For New Members:
Libraries joining in October 2014 will need to sign a Letter of Agreement (see below) and return to the address on the Agreement By September 22, 2014 They will then receive a second Letter of Agreement from Overdrive, the company that hosts WILBOR, which should be returned promptly to Overdrive. (Note: You will write one check only, however, payable to Overdrive and sent to the Central District Office.)
For Current Participants:
Current participants will sign a Letter of Agreement each year, due in the Spring. Agreements for July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 are due May 15, 2014.
In the first year of participation, there is a one-time $500 setup charge assessed by OverDrive, the company that provides the service. Secondly, there is an annual fee of $300 base price plus $0.09 / per capita. Per capita is based on population figures certified by the Secretary of State’s office. The annual fee for libraries joining midyear is pro-rated. The set-up fee is not pro-rated; it remains at $500.
See the pro-rated annual fee chart.
See annual pricing for your library.
Letters of Agreement:
Letters spell out the time frame for returning paperwork and payment, the pricing as explained above, member library responsibilities, and how Iowa Library Services helps support this service.
Please note that the consortium agreement includes this statement: “The Library agrees to make this service available only to residents of its own city, rural residents of its own county, and/or residents of contracting cities. Open Access customers are not eligible for this service.”
Expanded Support System and Doing Your Part:
Staff at every IaLS District Office is learning to lend support to WILBOR libraries. But WILBOR is the kind of thing that really benefits from staff at every participating library doing their part to learn and promote the service locally. There is a helpful and growing assortment of resources on our website—your first, best stop in answering questions. There are also great links on the WILBOR sites themselves, tutorials, quick-start guides, FAQs, and so much more. Please spend some time reviewing these resources—it will be time well spent and really will help you to answer your patron questions.
If you have questions, please contact your District Office.